Overview of Mobile Projects
That focus on either/and/or security, privacy, anonymity, source-available, Libre Software.
- Nonfree software, i.e. not Libre Software 
- source-available (can be modified and redistributed) (You may not use the source code for commercial purposes.)
- Security focused Android
- (Being discussed by Tor Project as well: https://blog.torproject.org/mission-improbable-hardening-android-security-and-privacy)
- Using the Tor Project Copperhead version requires patience and technical skills
- Probably not suitable for average daily usage
- Freedom restricted by software vendor: root access refused!
- su is only available in user debug builds, so very few users are actually capable of obtaining root on their own devices.
- detail discussion
Hardware: Google Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X; customers only: Google Pixel, Pixel XL, HiKey, Hikey 960Hardware: research required
- New project in development
- Open source as much as possible
- Story: https://www.indidea.org/gael/blog/leaving-apple-google-eelo-odyssey-part1-mobile-os
- Hardware: LeEco Le2, Xiaomi Mi 5S, (LG G6)
- Hardware: Fairphone 1, Fairphone 2
- Successfully crowdfunded, will be delivered (stage: pre-order)
- PureOS, based on Debian and others
- Hardware: Librem 5
- Hardware Security: CPU separate from Baseband Processor, Physical Kill Switches for Camera, Microphone, WiFi/Bluetooth, and Baseband, with additional kill switches planned for the cellular (SIM) card slot and the GPS receiver.
- Previously called Cyanogenmod
- No google services installed by default (good for privacy and security).
- Google services can be optionally installed as an add-on
- Hardware: after market firmware for loads of devices, including Fairphone and OnePlus
- Open platform (OpenPhoenux GTA04) in tradition of Openmoko
- Hardware: Neo900
- Not all Libre Software by default but software modifications permitted
- Hardware that grants users the "right to flash"
- (Root and custom ROM allowed without voiding warranty)
- Hardware: OnePlus 3, 3T, 5, 5T (current models)
- Modular smartphone for Raspberry Pi
- Currently crowdfunding, delivery aimed for march 2018
- Open hardware and software; security/privacy focus obscure
- Hardware: Rapsberry Pi zero, Pi 2 and Pi 3; 3.2″ (external antenna), 4″ and 5″ LCDs
- By KDE
- Not security focused at all at this stage?
- Builds based on Kubuntu and Archlinux
- Hardware: Google Nexus 5, 5X
- Very early stage of development
- Linux distro (based on Alpine Linux) on the phone
- Hardware: many devices, including Google Nexus models and Fairphone 2
- Strict Libre Software focus
- No binary blobs
- Hardware: very bad support, mostly older Samsung Galaxy models
- Since the internal WiFi card requires binary blob, external USB WiFi dongle is required
- Apart from the drivers, the OS itself is Libre Software
- Hardware: Fairphone 2, OnePlus One, Nexus 5, BQ Aquaris M10 FHD (tablet)
CopperheadOS source code for all devices and Nexus builds are made available to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license, along with some portions that are GPL2 (kernel) or GPL3 (F-Droid).
Devices purchased from our store come with a per-device commercial license for the official builds.
Contact email@example.com for obtaining commercial licensing for the source code, bulk sales of devices or custom development work. Funding the public release of CopperheadOS sources under more permissive licensing is also an option.
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